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The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Address: Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9275 0521
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of...

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.

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An excellent new museum building, now fully open to the public and enabling clear views of the ship for the first time. Around the hulk, the various galleries on various levels... read more

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent new museum building, now fully open to the public and enabling clear views of the ship for the first time. Around the hulk, the various galleries on various levels explore the artifacts recovered and the people behind them in great detail - even down to the ship's dog, poor thing. Plan on spending at least two hours here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best combined with the entire historic dockyard for value but we spent a lot more time in there than had anticipated. Entry ticket allows for multiple visits over a 12 month period.

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited during Dockyard Victorian Fayre, so everywhere was crowded, needed somewhere to sit and have a coffee. The Mary Rose has an excellent café, only problem paper beakers. But the museum was brilliant last time I visited she was still being sprayed 24/7. So it was brilliant seeing her in dry dock. Plenty of artefacts and audio visual attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Mary Rose Museum. They did such an amazing job displaying the boat and all the artifacts and telling the story of the Mary Rose! I highly recommend a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite simply breathtaking in scale and ambition. Having raised the ship after 500 years on the seabed, and spent nearly a decade under restoration, she's now displayed in all her faded glory in a stunning modern building. The ship itself is beautifully presented with fascinating brief animations of 'life as it happened' that pop up in various cabins and decks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Remembering clearly the sight of the wreck being lifted on live TV we had to see it for ourselves. Over 19,000 artefacts were raised and are in incredible condition giving you a very clear view of how people lived over 400 years ago.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent an hour or so looking over the museum as part of a Portsmouth Victorian Christmas market package. Unbelevalbe views of the hull of the Mary Rose that has laid beneath the waters of the Silent for some 500 years. Also the artefacts that was also found in the hull. An incredible story unfolds before your very eyes truly amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good historical data, ship was well-displayed and lots of interesting artefacts to see. Lift inside to cover all floors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited The Portsmouth Dockyard during The Victorian Christmas Fair which in itself was fun but the biggest bonus was a visit to new The Mary Rose Museum. What an amazing & interesting museum, I would even go as far to say one of the best I have ever visited. We were all so engrossed by all the displays which were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw the Mary Rose shortly after it was initially put on public display- clearly a long time ago. It is a amazing experience. The museum is spectacular. The way it has been preserved and presented is so imaginative. There is a lot to take in as there is just so much to see. Congratulations to all concerned with the... More 

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